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[BILATERAL THRs] Twice as Nice - JennyLynne's recovery

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by JennyLynne, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Carriemay60

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    Grilled lamb chops are the bomb!! Happy to hear you had a nice time out yesterday, that was very thoughtful of her to think of you. I get anxious before going to unfamiliar surroundings too; chairs & toilets being the two big ones. I now keep my little pillow in the car as a back up.
    It's interesting your two incisions are so different. Isn't your right leg your "good leg". If I do remember correctly, I would have expected that one to be the shorter one. So interesting how they make all their decisions.
     
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    Wow @JennyLynne! Sounds like an excellent Mother's Day, way to go!!! And Happy Anniversary too....so happy to hear you in such high spirits today! May it continue! :loveshwr:
     
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    @Carriemay60 rightie is the "good" leg from a pain and strength perspective but was much worse from OA perspective. Leftie had some cartilage left, and good flexibility, but the bone spurs made for awful pain. They both sucked in their own special ways, I guess! :snork:
     
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    Thanks @SE Florida , I appreciate your kind words and support!
     
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    That is so true about those bone spurs @JennyLynne! My right leg had horrible OA but little pain. So I had my left done first because of those unbearable (gnawing, grrrrr) spurs......it sure seemed like it was the "worst" one of the two! After all of that, it's such a wonderful feeling to be on this side of recovery! :yay:
     
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    @JennyLynne Happy four week hipiversary and sounds like you had just about the ultimate Mothers Day. So awesome to hear, you've made so many strides in just a month, you are pretty amazing.
     
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    Aw thanks @Elf1 I really have laid pretty low and been very conscious of NOT over-doing it. Of course, that gets quite a bit more challenging as you feel better!
     
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    Your Mother’s Day Brunch sounded lovely! Glad it didn’t meet any of your expectations on the worry front. I’ve thankfully ordered skirted suits too. The puckering is improving, just a few weeks from you. Hoping it sorts out before June!
     
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    Happy four weeks @JennyLynne! Sounds like you had a great Mother’s Day. We had a pretty low-key day over here and also ended it with Game of Thrones, though the pain meds were making it tough to stay awake for the whole thing. But I spent my first evening out of the bedroom in the recliner, so that was a plus!
     
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    @LAbabymama I made sure to hold off on my percoset until there was only 30 min left in GOT, haha!
    So nice for you to spend less time in bed. i am finding that it makes me mood so much better!!
     
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    You are doing just great, @JennyLynne
    What an inspiration you are and will continue to be.
    I have a skirted swim suit too:giggle:
    Getting closer to the chicken dance:chuckmarch:
     
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    My staples have been out a month tomorrow. The raised puckering is really flattening out already. I think it's in the scar thread someone posted a picture of a cherry blossom branch tattooed along their scar - super pretty!!
     
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    Today is one month!!! I can say that I am exactly where I hoped to be at this point. I have set some personal goals for the next two weeks (let my husband go out of town for a night, and attend 1 meeting at my office) and I think they are attainable.

    Today was my second outpatient PT session. So far, it's been great - the therapist stretches me out so nicely, it feels really good. Very gentle exercises, mostly geared towards helping my stride that is a mess for 5 years of OA issues. Plus, I like having a reason to get myself dressed and out of the house. AND... I like stopping at Starbucks on the way home (though I had to drink it in my car... I realized the crutches kept me from carrying anything!!).
     
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    Happy One Month Anniversary!
    I recall that milestone well. I was feeling pretty good and realizing all may be alright after all!
    Glad you enjoyed your PT session and managed to grab a coffee too. Things are looking up!
    @JennyLynne
     
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    Happy One Month Anniversary! Love your goals. I’ve been making lists. Feels so good to be planning non recovery goals!
     
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    Happy One Month Anniversary, you have done an outstanding job, glad you got out and about some today.
    :loveshwr:
     
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    Happy one month! Sounds like you are doing outstanding. You remind me that it's okay to take it slow and be patient. It's so easy to get frustrated with one's progress and I'm always impressed with your positive attitude. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Happy anniversary! Glad to hear you are doing so good!


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    Happy Anniversary!! You have progressed so much faster than I expected. Way ahead of me on stairs and driving. My surgeon & I agreed today that my biggest hurdle will be retraining my leg, muscles and brain to walk properly after 5 years of some serious limping.
     
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    I attribute a lot of this to my experience with a TKR - which (1) introduced me to this site and (2) was 1,000 times more challenging of a recovery! Everything is relative.

    That said... I am closing in on a very tough time... the time when I am expected to return to a lot of my "before" responsibilities - first at home and then at work. It is a delicate balance!
     
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